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Posted by hypnobee at 11:00 PM

Childhood Excuse Explained



A Comic By Mike Bannon

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January 30, 2006

Happy Anniversary Savage Chickens

Savage Chickens turns one year old today. It's been part of my daily surfing habit for the last seven months. Nice work Doug (I don't know him but he did draw a birthday cartoon on my actual birthday so I like to pretend that we're friends) and keep up the great work.

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January 27, 2006

Ultimate Post-Bar Binge

Did you ever wonder what a hundred patty cheese burger would look like? Well wonder no more, here it is.

Just looking at this is enough for me not to have a burger for a while. Also I've never been a fan of processed cheese or American Cheese as they like to call it in America. These photos are enough for me to never eat processed cheese again.

Check out the link for all the carnage of it being eaten. Caution staring at these pictures for an extended period of time might cause chest pains and shortness of breath.

[Link via Boing Boing]

Posted by hypnobee at 10:38 AM

January 26, 2006

When Pepper Spray Doesn't Cut It.



A Comic By Mike Bannon

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January 25, 2006

Harper and Martin

If only I saw this before the election, I might have changed my vote.


Here's the original from which the above were made from as part of a constest Rick Mercer had at his blog.

Check out a ton more great pics.

[Round 1]
[Round 2]

Posted by hypnobee at 9:54 AM | Comments (2)

Grapefruit - The Car Fruit

In an attempt to start eating healthy I bought a grapefruit when I went grocery shopping on the weekend. I've had grapefruit before but usually it's split in half and sprinkled with sugar and you scoop out the good of the grapefruit and toss the rest.

I had different plans. I figured I could just peel it and eat it like an orange. So this morning on my way out the door to work I grabbed the grapefruit and jumped in the car.

What a disaster. It took me almost the entire hour drive to eat a single grapefruit. To start it took over 10 minutes to peel the stupid thing, the rind kept breaking off in tiny pieces. After it was completely peeled it still had a thick layer of the fleshy part of the skin on the grapefruit. After I ate a few pieces with the really thick rind still on it I figured out you could peel it off fairly easily.

It was a total mess, I had just cleaned out the car so I didn't have a garbage bag or any napkins. I ended up chucking the rind on the floor on the passenger side and any seeds of the membrane that seperate the pieces of grapefruit that I didn't eat out the window. I was reduced to wiping my sticky fingers all over my jeans, I'm sure when I get back out to my car the steering wheel is going to be all sticky.

I think next time I'll just spend the two minutes and just eat it in the kitchen.


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January 24, 2006

Participant - Oh the Shame



A Comic By Mike Bannon

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January 23, 2006

SnackShotz

"SnackShotz is a pellet-gun that fires dog-treats that your pup can chase and eat. The idea is to combat canine obesity by turning treats-time into exercise hour."

Yes the perfect product for the owner who's too damn fat and lazy to throw treats to their own over weight dog. At least one of you will be in shape.

Actually that's probably not even true the SnackShotz Treat Launcher fires a Disco treats about 15 feet. I'm not too sure how many calories are burned off in running 30 feet but I'm pretty sure it's significatly less than what's in a treat.

[LINK via Boing Boing]

Posted by hypnobee at 10:37 AM

January 20, 2006

Snowboarding, Vampires and Monster Trucks

I'm already in full weekend mode, I've been basically faking my way through work today and not really giving it the 110% that I usually do. I've worked everyday for the last couple weeks and I'm ready for a break.

Last night I finally made it up to Blue Mountain to activate my season pass. I didn't think it was ever going to get cold enough this year but things appear to be turning around (as I'm typing this it's 11 degrees outside... but it's supposed to drop down and snow approx 15 cm tonight...woo who!! bring it on.) All the runs were open and the snow was a lot better than I expected.

Tonight it's out for a couple of beers and Underworld Evolution. I haven't seen too many reviews for this (not a good sign) and it's being released during the worst time of the year (as far as good movies are concerned) but I have faith. I enjoyed the first one and at the very worst I'm going to have to watch Kate Beckinsale in a skin tight latex suit for two hours...ohhh the torture.

Then on Saturday (oh how I wish it was on Sunday) Monster Jam - Monster Truck show (now you know why I wanted it to be on Sunday. I'd be saying SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY in my monster truck voice all day...Ohh that would never get old!). I wouldn't have got tickets normally but someone had an extra ticket so I figured what the hell. Entertainment's Entertainment. I am going to have to tear off the sleeves of one of my t-shirts and dig out one of my little league mesh backs...ABC Excavating... which should help me blend in and if not I'll just drink enough beer until everyone around me becomes my best friend.

I'm ready for the weekend... LETS DO THIS!!

Posted by hypnobee at 3:56 PM | Comments (4)

January 19, 2006

Things You May Not Know



A Comic By Mike Bannon

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January 18, 2006

They Ran Up A Little More Than I Thought

I received a letter detailing the charges that I have to sign off on from when my credit card number had been duplicated and was used to buy gas in Montreal on New Years Eve. When I phoned the credit card company they made it sound like only a single purchase had been made at Ultramar and then my card was cancelled. Not so as I see the list of charges that occurred between the 24th and 31st.

Apparently they were attempting some sort of form of hostile take over by clearing out the stock of the station and starting their own by spending a total of $772.35 in just 6 days. To be honest it could possibly be done without much suspicion being raised if they went in and bought a tank of gas and a couple cartons of smokes everyday. Just a typical purchase, honestly the french love their smokes!

On a related note my brother just found out today that someone has his credit card number as well and has ran up a nice $5000 on it. I'm really starting to wonder if we should've asked for some credentials from that wallet inspector at the mall. I thought it was odd that he had setup his booth on that second bend on the way into the washroom.

Posted by hypnobee at 6:00 AM

January 17, 2006

How It All Began



A Comic By Mike Bannon

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January 16, 2006

2 Year Old Summoned For Jury Duty

Kaylee Reynolds, a 2 year old from New Bedford, Mass. was recently summoned to report for Jury Duty. It appears that the error most likely occurred as a result of leaving the the date of birth box on a census form blank which results in a default date of July, 4 1776 being inserted instead.

You'd think that either being 229 years old or incapable of filling out a census form correctly would automaticaly dismiss you out of the pool of potential canidates.

I can't think of anything better than having the life or freedom of a person hang in the balance of 12 people who while filling out their census forms when asked for SEX, filled in YES PLEASE!.

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January 13, 2006

Marvels of Science - Glow Pig

Scientists in Taiwan have combined genetic material from a jellyfish with an embyro of a pig. Do you know what this means? A horrible abomination the likes of which man has never seen and the few that have will never be the same again.

No, not at all.

They've created pigs that glow in the dark. Do you know what this means for science? What kind of advances they can make with this sort of tool? The research that can be done using glow in the dark stem cells?

No!

Me either...All I know is I'm done with that crappy old non glow in the dark bacon!

Posted by hypnobee at 6:00 AM

January 12, 2006

A Quarter Mile of Peanut Butter



A Comic By Mike Bannon

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January 11, 2006

Save Our Bluths

I may be a little late on this one but I just got around to watching last episode of Arrested Development yesterday (originally broadcast Jan. 2nd). Anyone who has followed the show at all knows that it's one of the greatest shows on TV and like many great shows it's stuck on FOX where they continue to jerk it around until it gets cancelled and then the network uses the excuse that it failed to find an audience.

The last episode Save Our Bluths is out right plea from the show to be saved under a great thinly disguised family fundraiser. Showtime and HBO are both referenced as well as a guest appearance of Andy Richter as a set of quadruplets (A nod to his short lived show, also on FOX). They even flash the web address of a fan site, www.saveourbluths.com which helped nudge the network in the right direction when trying to decide to bring back the show for the a third season. Check it out if you like the show and find out what you can do to help keep it on the air.

Both Season 1 and 2 are available on DVD and that's always a great way to show support. It worked for Family Guy.

Posted by hypnobee at 10:33 PM

January 10, 2006

Behold....Dino-pants!



A Comic By Mike Bannon

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January 9, 2006

Golden Ratio

An interesting article on a possible reason why people are so taken by iPod's. It's the mp3 player that comes closest to the golden ratio which is immediately appealing to people.

One aspect of the design is the basic shape of the device. The rectangle that is the iPod comes closer than any other MP3 player to the golden ratio 1 : 1.618 (also sometimes called the golden section). This ratio appeals to us at an unconscious level.

Some cool links in the little article check it out.

[Link via Largeheartedboy]



Posted by hypnobee at 11:50 PM

New Year’s Resolutions

I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions, mainly because I have a tendency to abandon things when something shiny crosses my path.

My employer on the other hand looks like they have some resolutions in the works. The first one is getting the work of 3 people out of me. I’m sitting at my desk at work today at 4:30 (I have an hour drive to work as well!) in the morning. The second is to keep paying me the wage of one person.

What am I doing here?

Hopefully this resolution dies off before too long but I kind of see them sticking to it this year.

Posted by hypnobee at 4:42 AM

January 6, 2006

Mail Tales

I look forward to picking up the mail even though most days there's nothing but the useless free paper or bills. This week I got one bill and a couple of credit card offers. A slow week. That was until today, I got a blank white envelope with a clear plastic window that has my name and address in it. Could it be my new credit card? Possibly a cheque? (who would send me a cheque...I don't know but it looked like an envelope a cheque would come in.)

Nope... It was an exclusive offer from EXCLUSIVELY WOMEN'S FITNESS CENTRE. How did they get my name and why am I on there mailing list?

Is it just me or is even the mail mocking me?

I bought the house I'm living in, in December of 2004 it was from the estate of a man who had died unexpectedly during day surgery in June of that year. Upon moving in I received 4 or 5 pieces of mail addressed to him within the first month, most having to do with some sort of insurance. After that there was nothing, I was surprised and figured that credit card offers and other crap would keep rolling in but it didn't. Instead, I quickly found my way on to their mailing lists and was given exciting offer after exciting offer.

This week when I've received 3 pieces of mail address to him why after a year and half did they decide...Maybe Mr.Jack would enjoy reading Macleans in the afterlife or that even when dead it's a good idea to shop in bulk for the savings at Costco.

Posted by hypnobee at 7:24 PM | Comments (2)

January 5, 2006

You Got The Thyme?



A Comic By Mike Bannon

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January 4, 2006

Complete Peanuts 1950 - 1952

I'll admit I was really never much of a Peanuts fan growing up. Sure I'd seen all the tv specials but I don't think I ever even really read the strip. I preferred the more off the wall humor of Gary Larson (The Far Side).

In recent years since I've been getting into comic strips more and more. First it started as trying to find a substitute to fill the void left by The Far Side. Then it was trying to soak up as many comics as possible for reference in an attempt to create my own.

The more I got into comics the more Charles Schulz kept coming up and everyone was referring to him as the master.

Luckily for me The Complete Peanuts is being released in chronological order in hard cover volumes that span 2 years each. I picked up the first volume during boxing day (Sweet 30% off...had to resist buying more).


The First Peanuts Strip

I'm about 6 months into this first book and it's fantastic. I've barely scratched the surface but the first strip was the one that got me hooked.

Posted by hypnobee at 9:45 AM

January 3, 2006

Scrubs Returns - Tonight

YES...YES...YES!!

Scrubs is back on TV tonight. If you've read any of my ramblings here in the past few month you'll know that I'm a big fan (even though I just got on board last season)of the show and much like any show I seem to get attached to, it gets cancelled immediately. I thought the same thing had happened to Scrubs when it failed to return this fall and it's time slot was filled with My Name is Earl.

It looked even worse when My Name Is Earl started to do well. NBC in an attempt to recapture their reign of must-see-tv Thursdays (Seinfeld and Friends era) has moved My Name is Earl and The Office into the Thursday block. This will probably result in the cancellation of both shows immediately (They're both good but not your run off the mill cookie cutter sitcoms like Will and Grace is and what the general public just laps up).

I know by now that I've probably blown the return of the show and how great it is way out of proportion so here's to hoping I'm wrong.

Check it out - Tonight 9pm

Posted by hypnobee at 1:02 PM

Weak Constitution



A Comic By Mike Bannon

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January 2, 2006

The Future of Televsion According to Joss Whedon

Joss Whedon creator of Serenity, Firefly and Buffy gives us some insight on the future of television.

Obviously, we'll see advances in technology. TiVo, iPods, streaming video — the way we watch TV is changing dramatically. It's on our phones, in our cars — even projected on specialized eyeglasses. But don't listen to the talk about having shows beamed directly into your brain. That's science-fiction nonsense. Shows will be stored in the pancreas and will enter the brain through the bloodstream after being downloaded into your iHole.

iHole...That sounds like it's going to be expensive. As long as it's commercial free and slightly less painful to have installed than the port's everyone has in eXistenZ I guess it won't be too bad.

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Posted by hypnobee at 4:43 PM

Happy Freakin' New Years

I got off work on New Years Eve and I went to buy gas, when I tried paying with my credit card the cashier said the card had been declined. I was nowhere near my limit so I asked her to try it again, I was declined again.

I got home and called the credit card company figuring the recent holiday shopping had triggered an irregular spending alert. They asked me what the last purchase I made was, I told them I bought tickets at ticket master the day before. They asked me if I filled up at Ultra-Mart. I have no idea where I would even find an Ultra-Mart. Apparently it was in Montreal!

Somehow my card had been duplicated and was being used in Montreal. Luckily I made a purchase the day before which sent up the flag that I was buying two different things 600 Km apart with hours.

My card has been cancelled and a new one is on the way. I'm going to be reimbursed for the gas but the big hassle is having to change all the monthly withdrawals coming off with the new card that will arrive in a couple of weeks.

A nice way to end the year I thought.

Posted by hypnobee at 6:00 AM